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Template:Tribe Kharshbun and his brother Sharkhbun are the two sons of Sarban, the first son of the legendary Pashtun ancestor Qais Abdur Rashid. The Sarbanri tribes, all supposed descendants of Sarban, form one of the major lineage branches of the Pashtun tribes. Kharshbun's progeny compose the Eastern Pashtuns, generally found in modern day Pakistan, whereas his brother Sharkhbun's progeny compose the Western Pashtuns, generally found in Afhganistan, the most famous of these latter Pashtuns being the Durrani tribe. The following is a genealogical breakdown of Kharshbun's sons and the tribes that are said to be their descendants, as found in Olaf Caroe's history, The Pathans.[1]



  1. ^ Caroe, Olaf. The Pathans, 550 B.C. - A.D. 1957. London: Macmillan & Co LTD, 1965. 12-13.